Parks for people have received the exciting news that The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has allocated a further £10m funds to the programme over the next two years. This is in addition to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) annual contribution of £20m towards the programme.
The Parks for People programme launched in 2006, through a partnership with BIG, which invested £80m for parks in England, and HLF which committed £70m for parks across the UK. The Parks for People programme supports conservation and regeneration in parks cross the UK.
Parks for People offers grants for projects that regenerate public parks of national, regional or local heritage value. The definition of a park for this programme is an existing designed urban or rural green space, the main purpose of which is for informal recreation and enjoyment. It includes parks, gardens, squares, walks and promenades.
For more information on Parks for People visit their website www.parksforpeople.co.uk